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Old 10-15-2009, 02:45 PM   #111
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here is the letter I sent to the White house:


This message is intended for President Obama:

I assume you are a beer fan from recent events and understand its inportance to the American culture. I am not sure if you are aware of a terrible injustice being done to a small brewery named Rock Art brewing in Vermont. The short story is Monster Energy Drink is suing Rock Art brewing over a beer named Vermonster. All lawyers that the brewery has contacted have said that Monster Energy Drink has no right in this matter, but they have more money and will be able to continue until Rock Art runs out of funds.

With your support of small business I hope there is something you can do about this matter. I have become more supportive of your policy as I tend to be moderately conservative minded. This is a great opportunity to show your desire to promote small business and their growth.

I am attaching two websites one linking to the story and one to Rock Art's website.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...tD5qQD9B9QPHG1

http://www.rockartbrewery.com/

On the brewery page a video is posted, this video breaks my heart as this small business owner explains the peril he faces as his passion is being snuffed out.

Thank you for your time and please take action,
Dana Mitchell

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #112
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Sent this to Obama

You should send it to the UN too.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #113
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Anyway I am going to actually send e-mails to Coke to see if they want to help out someone being bullied by a competing company.
Coca cola is Hansen/Monsters distribution company.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:56 PM   #114
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Coca cola is Hansen/Monsters distribution company.
Wait, I thought AB distributed Hansen/Monster and AB had a relationship with PepsiCo?

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #115
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Wait, I thought AB distributed Hansen/Monster and AB had a relationship with PepsiCo?
Well, they may have a relationship with AB as well I do not know for certain.

I do know they have a deal with Coke definitely. I got my information directly from hansens website. Under their investor relations page their is a press release announcing a distribution deal with coca cola.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #116
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here is the letter I sent to the White house:


This message is intended for President Obama:

I assume you are a beer fan from recent events and understand its inportance to the American culture. I am not sure if you are aware of a terrible injustice being done to a small brewery named Rock Art brewing in Vermont. The short story is Monster Energy Drink is suing Rock Art brewing over a beer named Vermonster. All lawyers that the brewery has contacted have said that Monster Energy Drink has no right in this matter, but they have more money and will be able to continue until Rock Art runs out of funds.

With your support of small business I hope there is something you can do about this matter. I have become more supportive of your policy as I tend to be moderately conservative minded. This is a great opportunity to show your desire to promote small business and their growth.

I am attaching two websites one linking to the story and one to Rock Art's website.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...tD5qQD9B9QPHG1

http://www.rockartbrewery.com/

On the brewery page a video is posted, this video breaks my heart as this small business owner explains the peril he faces as his passion is being snuffed out.

Thank you for your time and please take action,
Dana Mitchell
I really don't want to get into a debate. But WTF? What does the President have to do with anything? Moderately conservative as in you feel the POTUS should be able to force legal decisions on private corporations???!?

Write to the companies involved people, not to the grubermint.

I hope the grass roots campaigns get Monster to reconsider there position. However, the might of the dollar may win out. I sincerely hope not, as Monster is definitely in the wrong and should not be allowed to strong arm their position like this.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:20 PM   #117
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Coca cola is Hansen/Monsters distribution company.

Where I'm at in NY, Monster is distributed by the same people who distribute Budweiser. It used to be Coke, but is not anymore.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:23 PM   #118
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An interesting article that describes the timeline of Rock Art vs. Monster Energy

http://beernews.org/2009/10/timeline...onster-energy/
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #119
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This was just sent back to me

"Please note that Hansen Beverage Company presently has not filed a
lawsuit against Rock Art Brewery, LLC.

Hansen had sent a "cease and desist" letter to Rock Art Brewery on
September 4, 2009, after learning that Rock Art had filed an
application to register a federal trademark throughout the United
States in connection with "Vermonster" in July 2009.

In order to protect Hansen's valuable Monster Energy(R) trademarks,
Hansen is legally obliged to, and routinely sends, cease and desist
letters to any entity and person who use or attempt to register similar
trademarks for products that are similar or related to Monster(R)
products.

Please see the attached response from Hansen Beverage Company about the
cease and desist letter sent to Vermonster.

Regards,

Consumer Relations
Hansen Beverage Company"
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:20 PM   #120
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